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Vulpecula Constellation
Constellation Vulpecula the Fox Star Map

Vulpecula, the Fox (Vul)  

(vul-PECK-yuh-luh)


The constellation of Vulpecula, the Fox, is best viewed in Fall during the month of September. It's brightest star is Anser at magnitude 4.44. The boundary of the Vulpecula constellation contains 5 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. vul-PECK-yuh-luh
      1. Meaning:
      2. Fox
      1. Genitive:
      2. Vulpeculae
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Vul
      1. Asterism:
      2. Coathanger
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Hercules
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ4
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. September
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 20h 22m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 25° 2'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Anser   (4.44)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 5
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. 2 (binary) stars



    Nebulae in Vulpecula

    The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Vulpecula :

        1. Nebula name
        2. Catalog #
        3. Nebula type



      Neutron Stars in Vulpecula

      These are the most well-known neutron stars in the constellation Vulpecula. Although neutron stars cannot be seen in any amateur telescope, they are at the center of many supernova remnant nebulae, which can be seen.

          1. Neutron star
          2. Type



        Black Holes in Vulpecula

        These are the most well-known smaller (non-supermassive) black holes in the constellation Vulpecula. Although black holes cannot be seen directly, the smaller ones are at the center of some star clusters and supernova remnant nebulae, which can be seen. Supermassive black holes are at the center of most galaxies, such as Sagittarius A* at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

            1. Black hole
            2. Type
            1. QZ Vul
            2. stellar

          * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

          ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).